A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 3

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814
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Contents

Mr Williams to Mrs West on the Education
66
Two letters from the Rev Dr Nathaniel Lan
76
Letters from Dr Johnson relative to the Lives of the Poets
84
Dr Johnson to the Rev Mr Wilson and a
90
XUL Dr Johnson to the Rev Thomas Warton
96
From Dr Johnson to a young Clergyman
103
Letters from Dr Johnson and Dr Adams
105
Dr Timothy Neve to the Rev Littleton Brown
119
LVL Letters from Sir Richard Steele to his second Lady Mrs Mary Scurlocke before Marriage
127
Letters from Ephraim Chambers 129 LVIII Letters from Dr Young to Mr Williamt
138
Watkins
153
David Hume to Sir John Pringle M D on the Pre
159
The Rev S Pegge to the Rev Charles Hope
165
LXIX FroHi Dr Johnson
171
LXX1X Col Stedman to his Son
187
Dr Doddridge to Bishop Hildesley
194
Dean Tillotson afterwards Archbishop
213
Letters from the Earl of Orford to Governor
230
Letters from Bishops Hoadly and Butler
234
ANECDOTES OF EXTRAORDINARY PERSONS
241
Method of staining Marble
247
Method of preserving Books from the Depredations
255
The Uncertainty of Human Testimony 255 VIII Account of Jedediah Buxton
261
Account of John Ludwig a Saxon Peasant
269
Secret of the Fireeatiug Art
276
Absurdity of enthusiastic Predictions
283
The effect of Musk in curing the Gout in
292
Method to prevent Waterpipes from freezing 300 XXV Chinese manner of laying out Gardens By
304
in June 1756 from a letter of I Z Holwell
322
On the unlikeness of Shakespeares Busts 329 XXIX Contrivance for Muscular Exercise
331
Remarkable Anecdote from Plots History of Oxfordshire
338
Harveys Discovery of the Circulation of the Blood
342
Remarkable Trial for Murder 345 XXXVI On the Sheep Walks in Spain 351 XXXVII Observations on Parish Registers
365
Remedy for the sting of a Wasp in the Throat
366
The famous American Receipt for the Rheu
367
XL Account of the Conclave at Rome and the proceedings upon the election of a new Pope
368
Case and Opinion on the execution of Doyle and Valline
370
Want of Character a common defect
382
On the general application of the word Great
384
Description of a wonderful Automaton In a Letter from the Rev Mr Dutens
385
Method of taking Impressions from Medals
388
Lunar Head Ache with Remedies
390
Enumeration of Vulgar Errors
392
On Avarice in Old Age
397
Distillation of a Spirituous Liquor from Milk
399
Useful Hints for learning to swim By Ben jamin Franklin LL D F R S In a letter to a friend
425
Account of the burning a Gentoo woman with her deceased Husband
428
Bergamot Pears recommended for the Stone and Gravel
430
Account of Valentine Greatrakes the Stroker
431
Lord Mansfields Opinion of Patents
433
Rough Water calmed by Oil
434
Some account of a Musical Prodigy
435
Names of those who first constituted the Anti quarian Society1
440
Writers in the Controversy on the Confes sional
442
Origin of the Mayor of Garrat
445
On Apparitions
447
On swallowing Pins or Fish Bones By W Turnbull M D
449
On salting Meat and purifying Water
450
Cost of the fifty new Churches built by Sir Christopher Wren
451
Strictures on the present state of our Convict Laws
452
The effect of Music on the Nerves and on the singing of Birds
455
Inquiry into the Effects of Spirituous liquors
456
On the Ventilation of Prisons r
464
LXXV1I A Provincial dislike to Game how to be ac counted for
469
Instance of a singular Dream and correspond ing Event
470
Influence of particular Studies with respect to Longevity
476
LXXX Dr Stukeley on the Gout
477
Hops not so good as formerly and a remedy proposed 1
478
On Catching Cold T 482
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LXXXIV Method of using the Cold Bath to most advantage
484
Sufferings of Lieut George Spearing in a Coal Pit
488
Against shooting Swallows Martens c
494
A curious Story of an Apparition
495
Proposal for lending small suras to the In dustrious Poor
497
Cold Water recommended for a Scald
500
Sir Ashton Levers Directions for preserving Birds c
502
Royal HawkKing Jamess Hawking Sir Anthony Weldon Weldons Court of King James
503
papers
506
Curious Chirurgical Operation
510
Theword Premises improperly applied
511
Observations of a Youth who had just re covered his Sight
512
Feasting on Live Flesh
514
Useful method of flooring at Bengal
515
Principal Cause of Smoky Chimnies with a remedy
516
Scurvy caused by common culinary Salt
519
The efficacy of Yeast in Putrid Fevers
524
Easy and effectual Cure for Wens
525
Cures for the Asthma
526
Singular Predilection for the Term of Forty Days
530

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Page 330 - This figure that thou here seest put It was for gentle Shakespeare cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life : O could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he has hit His face ; the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass : But since he cannot, reader, look Not on his picture, but his book.
Page 514 - ... the room he was in, he said, he knew to be but part of the house, yet he could not conceive that the whole house could look bigger.
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Page 192 - These are the great occasions which force the mind to take refuge in religion : when we have no help in ourselves, what can remain but that we look up to a higher and a greater Power ? and to what hope may we not raise our eyes and hearts, when we consider that the greatest POWER is the BEST?' Surely there is no man who, thus afflicted, does not seek succour in the gospel, which has brought life and immortality to light.
Page 514 - And now being lately couched of his other eye, he says, that objects at first appeared large to this eye, but not so large as they did at first to the other ; and looking upon the same object with both eyes, he thought it looked about twice as large as with the first couched eye only, but not double, that we can any ways discover.
Page 426 - ... reach the egg, teach you the manner of acting on the water with your feet and hands, which action is afterwards used in swimming to support your head higher above the water, or to go forward through it...
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